Rah, rah! College football ticket bargains you can't pass up

Rah, rah! College football ticket bargains you can't pass up
Rah, rah! College football ticket bargains you can't pass up

As big-time college football prepares to kick off Thurs., Sept. 2 with a handful of games, our thoughts turn to falling leaves, tailgating -- and really cheap tickets.

If you happen to live near Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky., you're in luck. Season tickets are available for as low as $30 for the entire five-game home schedule. That probably puts the Hilltoppers at the bottom in pricing for major college football ... and tops in our WalletPop hearts.

"For people from outside football schools, it just shocks them," ticket office employee Adam Whitt told WalletPop. "We're pretty much giving them away."

Western Kentucky's home field, Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium, has a capacity of 24,000, so there isn't a bad seat in the house, Whitt said. And considering that an average NFL ticket last season was $75 for one game, WKU's $6-a-game rate is the kind of bargain makes it almost worth the weekend commute from Brooklyn. But you'd better pack some patience: The team lost all 12 of its games last season to bring its losing streak to 20, the longest in the nation. Nowhere to go but up, right?